12+ Inexpensive Miami Cruise Hotels Near the Port (Highly Rated)

Miami is known as a tourist mecca. Of course, there is the cruise industry with millions of passengers heading to South Florida every year to set sail. But Miami is a tourist destination of its own as well.

That’s good news if you are looking for an inexpensive Miami hotel. With so many people coming into the area, there are hundreds — if not thousands — of hotels. That means there is a lot of competition for your business, driving down prices and making Miami a surprisingly affordable place to stay.

Case in point: We’ve found more than a dozen hotels below that are close to the Miami cruise port, get good reviews, and are priced affordably. For a recent search for a Saturday night stay, all of the hotels below were priced under $150 a night, with one starting at just $22. 

And don’t think that because they are inexpensive that these are bottom-tier hotels. We’ve only included hotels rated 3.0 stars or above by Google.

To be sure, prices for these hotels can change depending on when you book. Click the links below to read reviews on Kayak. We’ve also mapped all the hotels listed below.

More Hotel Ideas: You can also click here to see hotels with shuttles to the Miami cruise port or see “Park and Cruise” hotels in the port area.

Note: This article contains affiliate links to Kayak. We earn a commission for clicks made on their website, at no charge to you. 

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Inexpensive Miami Cruise Hotels Near the Port

The Copper Door B&B | $84 per night
Looking for somewhere unique and memorable to stay? The Copper Door B&B has a retro style (think 1940s) and only 22 rooms, each individually different. In other words, this is no another chain hotel. It’s a straight shot down 5th street to the Port of Miami, which is only two miles away. A car ride will take you less than 10 minutes, but you could just walk if you wanted.

  • Distance to Port: 2 miles
  • Review Rating: 5 out of 5

Century Hotel | $136 per night
When you think of Miami, pictures of South Beach are likely what pop in your mind. The art-deco hotspot is a a huge draw, and in our opinion, can’t be missed. Century Hotel was built in 1939 and renovated in 2018 and is a postcard-perfect example of the classic South Beach feel. It’s only a block from the beach and just 15 minutes from the cruise port. If you want more than just a place to sleep before your cruise, this could be a good choice.

  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

The Clinton South Beach | $119 per night
Another South Beach option, The Clinton is just a couple of blocks back from the famous white-sand beach and just 15 minutes from the cruise ships. The Clinton is a boutique hotel (as many are in this area) in the art-deco style that’s so famous. If you’re looking for cozy and tropical without breaking the bank — or staying at a chain — then you can do much worse than The Clinton.

  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Midtown | $132 per night
Hampton Inn may not be the first thing you think of when you picture Miami, but they offer a ton of locations and a reputation for quality. This location is deep in the heart of the city, just a few miles from the cruise port and right near Biscayne Bay. Within minutes you can be at the port, or South Beach, or downtown. 

  • Distance to Port: 3.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown – Port Of Miami | $85 per night
Staying in downtown Miami is normally a bit pricey, but this spot is right on the Miami River, just steps from some of the highest-end hotels in the area, and minutes from the port. Despite all that, we found rooms for less than $100 per night in our search. The cruise port is just five minutes away, and it’s even shorter to the American Airlines Arena where the Miami Heat play basketball.

  • Distance to Port: 2 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

South Beach Hotel | $152 per night
Ok, this spot came up in our search at $152 per night — $2 over our limit. Even so, we wanted to include it. The spot is between the Miami Beach Convention Center and the actual beach, putting you in the middle of everything. You can be at the port in about 15-20 minutes, you’re right across the street from a park, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby. 

  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Holiday Inn Port of Miami | $146 per night
Sleep literally across the street from the cruise port for less than $140. The Holiday Inn sits just across Biscayne Boulevard from Bayfront Park at the entrance to the cruise port. You can watch the ships from your hotel room and also be steps from tons of shops and restaurants. It’s a location that can’t be beat at a well-known hotel that gets decent reviews.

  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Bikini Hostel | $22 per night
Among the cheapest places to stay near the port are hostels located in the world-famous South Beach area. Case in point: Bikini Hostel. For just $22, it has an envious location about 15 minutes from the port and a party atmosphere. Bikini Hostel certainly isn’t for everyone, but younger cruisers looking for a cheap place to stay before a cruise should love it. Private rooms are available as well for under $100 a night in many cases.

  • Distance to Port: 5.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Eurostars Langford Hotel | $139 per night
The Langford is a modern, upscale hotel with a strong call to the city’s Art Deco roots. Stylish and unique, there are Art Deco touches abound. It’s definitely a more memorable stay than bedding down a mega-chain hotel. Located about 10 blocks from the port entrance, you’ll need a ride to the cruise ship. However, the ride will be only a few minutes and considering the great price you can get for the hotel, it won’t hurt your wallet too hard.

  • Distance to Port: 2 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

YVE Hotel Miami | $99 per night
Modern, hip and trendy can all be used to describe YVE Hotel. But that would fail to to mention how great the location is. The hotel is on Biscayne Boulevard, just across the street from Bayfront Park and the entrance to the cruise port. The bright building and rooms will definitely let you know you are in Miami, as will the stunning views of the water available from the high-rise hotel.

  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Aloft Miami | $143 per night
Aloft Hotel is a national chain of trendy urban hotels and the Miami edition doesn’t disappoint. The hotel is about 10-15 minutes from the cruise port on the southwest side of downtown. Just a short walk away are tons of restaurants and the Brickell Metromover Station. If you’re looking for water views, then another hotel may be a better option. However, Aloft is highly rated on Google, earning 4 out of 5 stars — all for less than $150 a night.

  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Extended Stay America – Port of Miami | $135 per night
Ok, it’s not the Ritz-Carlton, but the Extended Stay America offers clean and comfortable accommodations right on the edge of downtown. Rates are affordable — just $135 for a recent search for a Saturday night stay. The hotel is located about 15 minutes from the port and only about three miles away. Don’t expect anything too fancy, but the Extended Stay is great for those just looking for a place to lay their head.

  • Distance to Port: 3.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hilton Garden Inn Miami/Brickell South | $151 per night
If you want to stay near the port, but outside of the busy downtown area, then Hilton Garden Inn may be perfect for you. Rates run just $1 more than our $150 a night limit during a recent search, and the hotel sits about 15 minutes from the port. The hotel has a very “Miami” feel, including a resort-style pool with lush landscaping and cabanas. It’s a great choice for those who want somewhere stylish and contemporary to stay before their cruise.

  • Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

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